Computing : The Technology of Information

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Fast, powerful computers are commonplace in today's world. Found in homes, schools, offices, and public libraries, they have changed the way we learn, communicate, and conduct business. Yet, while computers are easier than ever to use, the science and technology behind these marvelous machines remain a mystery to many. This unique book provides an introduction to the inside world of computers. It tells about their origin, historical development, and increasing sophistication, and the secrets of electronics and computation behind their familiar "finger-tip" wizardry. Readers will learn about the digital revolution and the advent of an information age that was nearly unimaginable a few years ago. From software programming to parallel processing, the key themes and topics of our computer era are fully explained in jargon-free entries everyone can understand. As part of the New Encyclopedia of Science, the book features the same easy-to-use structure found in other volumes, including keyword sections, factfiles, timecharts, and colorful graphics. It is an ideal resource for anyone who has ever wondered how computers really work and about the human ingenuity behind them.
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 233.68 x 287.02 x 20.32mm | 1,088.62g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195211391
  • 9780195211399

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